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December 11, 2008
It's not MCS, but I thought some might be interested. Farewell Continental (mentioned in the news posting below this one) is playing January 4th at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, MN.

Here is the information on the show from the venue's website:

All Ages | 5:00 PM | $7.00
Posted December 11, 2008 2:54 pm EST

December 8, 2008
There is a an auction going on to benefit charity, so if you have some money to spend for a good cause and want a collectible MCS poster check this out!
Signed poster for Bid 2 Beat AIDS - All proceeds of the auction go to LIFEbeat, a nonprofit which aims at targeting today's youth with the message of AIDS prevention and awareness. For more information about LIFEbeat and its mission, please visit

My second bit of news is that Justin's side project (I'll call it a side project, but I don't really know what it is), Farewell Continental, recently played a set at the Ed Ackerson CD release show at the Varsity Theater in Minnesota on November 28th. This was their second show (the first was in October). Anyway, the band features members of Motion City Soundtrack, Small Towns Burn a Little Slower, and To Reinvent. I saw some pictures posted on Flickr from the show, so check those out if you're interested.

And finally, Jeff sent me this behind the scenes video that he did with Xtension Productions for Justin's short film Make A Wish. Enjoy!

Posted December 8, 2008 5:04 pm EST

November 26, 2008
Happy birthday to Matt today! =)

and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there tomorrow!
Posted November 26, 2008 12:08 am EST

November 20, 2008
There are a few videos from the awards show and red carpet up on

1. Justin and Jesse accepting the award with director Lauren Simpson
2. Justin discussing his favorite past Woodie moment
Posted November 20, 2008 8:16 pm EST

November 18, 2008
There is a sneak peek video of Mark Hoppus and MCS on the red carpet posted at embed this... check it out!

Posted November 18, 2008 4:14 pm EST

I saw these photos from the Woodie Awards linked at (along with a think you message from MCS ;). I see Justin and Jesse were there to accept the award (pics 6 and 73) so check out the pics! The awards will air tomorrow night on mtvU.

Posted November 18, 2008 3:03 pm EST

November 13, 2008
The mtvU Woodie Awards were taped last night and Motion City Soundtrack won the Best Video Woodie for "It Had To Be You". This is their second Woodie award (they also won the Breaking Woodie in 2005). You can watch the awards on November 19th at 8pm EST on mtvU.
Posted November 13, 2008 10:05 am EST

November 4, 2008
Just wanted to post a reminder to keep voting for MCS for the mtvU Woodie Awards. You can go to to vote (and/or click the ballot below).The voting ends this Friday, November 7th so vote as much as you can until then!
Posted November 4, 2008 8:36 am EST

October 24, 2008
There is now an official MCS Flickr group! If you are a member of Flickr you can join and add your pics of MCS to this group.
Posted October 24, 2008 12:39 pm EST

October 14, 2008
Justin Pierre performed an acoustic set last night at the University of Minnesota in support of Al Franken, who is running for Senator. There are pics and video at the Cake in 15 blog.
Posted October 14, 2008 11:23 am EST

October 10, 2008
The video for "Fell In Love Without You" is up now on MySpace, go check it out!
Posted October 10, 2008 3:12 pm EST

October 9, 2008
You can check out some pictures from the Pittsburgh show in the gallery (thanks to Jessica!) and I have also posted the setlist from the OSU Orange Peel show (thanks Crystal!).
Posted October 9, 2008 12:07 am EST

October 8, 2008
I just read in the Epitaph newsletter that the video for Fell In Love Without You (acoustic) will be coming out this Friday! It says that it will be up on the band's MySpace page. Get excited!
Posted October 8, 2008 11:01 pm EST

October 2, 2008
There is a new tour date for Orlando, FL at the University of Central Florida. Here are the details:

October 15, 2008
Orlando, FL - New UCF Arena
With: Lupe Fiasco
Doors 7pm/Show 8pm

Tickets are FREE to UCF students with a valid UCF ID (one per student) and are $25 for the general public at

For more information see the UCF Campus Activities Board website.

Posted October 2, 2008 9:38 am EST

October 1, 2008
Yesterday the Even If It Kills Me Acoustic EP was released digitally. These are the same acoustic songs that were originally bonus tracks to the album this past May. If you haven't bought them yet head to iTunes, it is only $4.95! New album art was released with this EP so if you downloaded the songs back and May and want the album art you can get it at and you can download it there and attach it to the songs.
Posted October 1, 2008 11:06 pm EST

I just posted two setlists from the past few days, Providence, RI and Richmond, VA. MCS played last on both of those shows, though the tour is a co-headline tour so Chiodos has closed some of the shows.

The fall tour is winding down :( If you have any photos or anything to send in from the fall tour please do!

Posted October 1, 2008 11:20 am EST

September 22, 2008
Motion City Soundtrack's video for "It Had To Be You" has been nominated for the Best Video Woodie in the 2008 mtvU Woodie Awards!! Go to to vote for them. You can vote as many times as you like and voting ends 11/7/2008. There is also a widget you can grab to post on your own sites or MySpace pages. Show your support and vote.... let's bring home the Woodie for MCS! :)
Posted September 22, 2008 10:03 pm EST

The setlists for the Lawrence, KS and St. Paul, MN shows have been posted.

Posted September 22, 2008 7:51 am EST

September 19, 2008
Augie from the Hard Lessons informed me that Tony recently joined them to drum for a couple of days this month. Here's a picture of the "band" :)

Video from the September 4th show in Michigan is available at the Impact 89FM website, so check it out!
Posted September 19, 2008 5:36 pm EST

September 18, 2008
I just posted the setlist from the Urbana, IL show.... thanks to Steph for that!
Posted September 18, 2008 9:43 am EST

September 17, 2008
There is a short interview with Justin posted at, go check it out. I think it's better than the last one I posted ;)
Posted September 17, 2008 11:49 am EST

September 16, 2008
There's a couple of sets of photos from the video shoot on flickr if you want a little preview of what the video will be like. I don't know when the video is coming out but it looks like it will be awesome!

Set 1

Set 2

Thanks to Sara for finding those and sending them in.
Posted September 16, 2008 11:30 am EST

I just posted the setlist and some pics from the show at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA. Thanks to Regan for sending all of that in!

Posted September 16, 2008 12:16 am EST

September 11, 2008
I just posted some pics in the gallery from the Allentown, PA show. Thanks to Jenna for sending them in! (go to her flickr page for the full set)

And here's an article that has some quotes from Justin.
Posted September 11, 2008 11:55 pm EST

Motion City Soundtrack shot video for their next single, the acoustic version of "Fell In Love Without You", last weekend in New York. The song was also recently played in an episode of Gossip Girl. You can download it on iTunes.

Posted September 11, 2008 9:13 pm EST

September 10, 2008
Here's a video of Point of Extinction I took at the Towson show, sorry it is a little shaky at times.

Also, I've added a couple of college shows on the tour dates page so check that out. One is in Rochester, NY and the other is in Pittsburgh, PA.
Posted September 10, 2008 10:15 pm EST

September 9, 2008
I went to the Towson, MD show last night at the Recher Theatre. I posted the setlist so check that out. On the MCS message board Josh posted they are varying the setlist though so it may be different at other shows. Overall it was an awesome show, probably one of the best MCS shows I've seen in the past couple years. Their energy was intense and Justin's voice sounded better than ever, so don't miss this tour!

I've posted my pics from the show plus Hannah's pics, so check those out in the gallery.

And here's Hannah's amazing video of A-OK. I took a video of Point of Extinction that I will probably post tomorrow.

Posted September 9, 2008 9:31 am EST

September 6, 2008
For those of you in New York, check out this notice on the Motion City Soundtrack MySpace page. They're looking for 25 MCS fans for a music video shoot on Long Island. E-mail them quick if you're interested because it's tomorrow!
Posted September 6, 2008 10:03 am EST

Happy Birthday to Tony Thaxton today! If you're going to the show tonight sing happy birthday to him =)

Posted September 6, 2008 1:36 am EST

August 28, 2008
According to a post on, the show on September 7th at the House of Blues - Atlantic City has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. Refunds will be available through all points of purchase.
Posted August 28, 2008 12:53 pm EST

August 27, 2008
Motion City Soundtrack is no longer playing the Clifton Park, NY show on September 26, according to the show's listing on Ticketmaster.
Posted August 27, 2008 1:15 pm EST

August 18, 2008
Motion City Soundtrack will be playing Oklahoma State University's Orange Peel Festival in Stillwater, OK on October 3rd at the Gallagher-Iba Arena. The festival will be headlined by Sugarland and will also feature Kellie Pickler and Ashton Shepherd.

Motion City Soundtrack will play at 8:20 PM. and will be third to perform.

Tickets will go on sale today (Monday, August 18) to current OSU students, faculty, and staff at Ticket Central (across from the Student Union Bookstore). Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, August 21 at 9 AM by phone and online. Reserved seats are $40 and floor seats are $55. There will be no general admission tickets.

For more information see
Posted August 18, 2008 10:48 am EST

August 8, 2008 recently posted an interview with Jesse. Go check it out, its a good read and he mentions that they are hoping to begin writing for the next CD this fall. Thanks to Sarah for sending me the link!
Posted August 8, 2008 7:03 pm EST

August 5, 2008
MCS is releasing Even If It Kills Me on vinyl today which is limited to only 1,000 copies! You can order it from their online store or pick it up at Hot Topic and independent retailers everywhere. A digital download card for the entire album that is redeemable at the Epitaph website will be included with it.
Posted August 5, 2008 1:50 pm EST

Nagwa sent in a few pictures that show took at the the Pittsburgh Warped Tour show, so check those out in the gallery. Speaking of pictures, I have barely gotten any pictures for 2008!! If you have taken pictures at any shows and would like to share them please send them into me at along with the date of the show and I'll post them in the gallery.

At the Chicago Warped Tour this past Saturday (August 2) Justin wound up singing a song, "Alive with the Glory of Love", with the band Say Anything. Their singer was sick and various other singers filled in (thanks to both Rhianna and Alex for sending in this news).

Posted August 5, 2008 1:37 am EST

July 31, 2008
Happy Birthday to Josh Cain today! =)
Posted July 31, 2008 12:27 am EST

July 29, 2008
Here is the setlist from today's show in Pittsburgh, PA, it is Motion City Soundtrack's first day on the 2008 Warped Tour.

Attractive Today
Everything Is Alright
This Is For Real
Broken Heart
It Had To Be You
My Favorite Accident
When You're Around
The Future Freaks Me Out

Update on 7/30: A reader sent me a message that this list was wrong, and after checking with someone else who was there and wrote it down, It Had To Be You was missing. Sorry about that!
Posted July 29, 2008 9:13 pm EST

July 24, 2008
Here's the setlist from last night's show in Sioux Falls, SD!

Broken Heart
Make Out Kids
Last Night
Don't Call It A Comeback
Point Of Extinction
Fell In Love Without You
Capital H
This Is For Real
Indoor Living
Everything Is Alright
Time Turned Fragile
It Had To Be you
Hold Me Down
My Favorite Accident

Attractive Today
Throw Down
The Future Freaks Me Out
Posted July 24, 2008 11:19 am EST

July 21, 2008
Here are the rest of the fall tour dates as posted on! There's a couple more than what I posted the other day, and it looks like these will be co-headling shows with Chiodos.

MON 9/22 Louisville, KY @ Club Oasis
TUE 9/23 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
THU 9/25 Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
FRI 9/26 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
SAT 9/27 Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
SUN 9/28 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
TUE 9/30 Richmond, VA @ The National
WED 10/1 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
THU 10/2 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

Presales start tomorrow (July 22) at the MCS Ticketing Site.
Posted July 21, 2008 8:39 pm EST

July 18, 2008
Thanks to Nate from the MCS Boards for this setlist from Tuesday's show in Fargo, ND.

Fell In Love Without You
Capital H
Better Open The Door
Last Night
Don't Call It A Comeback
Make Out Kids
This Is For Real
My Favorite Accident
Point Of Extinction
Broken Heart
Hold Me Down
It Had To Be You
Everything Is Alright

Attractive Today
The Future Freaks Me Out
Posted July 18, 2008 10:56 am EST

These dates are found on

w/ Chiodos, Person L, Hit The Lights

09/23/08: Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
09/25/08: Johnson City, NY - Magic City Music Hall
09/26/08: Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
09/27/08: Providence, RI - Lupo's at The Strand
09/28/08: New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
09/30/08: Richmond, VA - The National
10/02/08: Nashville, TN - Rocketown (also w/ The Arrival)

Posted July 18, 2008 9:49 am EST

July 17, 2008
Jessie has created a new Flickr group that you can post photos to. All you need it a Flickr account (which is free). After you upload your photos you can send them to the group. If you have any questions just reply to this post :) The group's URL is:

And here are a couple of recent articles I saw that include some quotes from Matt and Josh. Enjoy!
-Billings Gazette
-VUE Weekly
Posted July 17, 2008 11:38 pm EST

July 14, 2008
Some new fall tour dates have been posted at, they're calling it the "Left Handed Forms of Human Endeavor Tour". More dates will be announced next week.

Openers: Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, Dear and the Headlights

09/04/08: East Lansing, MI - MSU Auditorium**
09/06/08: Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Cafe
09/07/08: Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues Atlantic City
09/08/08: Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
09/10/08: Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
09/11/08: Charleston, SC - The Music Farm
09/12/08: Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
09/15/08: New Orleans, LA - House of Blues New Orleans
09/17/08: Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
09/18/08: Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
09/19/08: Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall

** Openers for this show are Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, The Hard Lessons, and The Silent Years

Presales start on Wednesday, July 16 and most regular on sale dates are either Saturday, July 19 or Saturday, July 26. I will be updating the tour page later today with information for each show.
Posted July 14, 2008 10:05 am EST

July 9, 2008
You can vote for Motion City Soundtrack to play for 10 minutes longer at Warped Tour. Just head over to and click on your date and vote. Support MCS!
Posted July 9, 2008 10:07 pm EST

July 3, 2008
Here's a couple of recent interviews/articles for you to read:
-Budgeteer News (interview with Matt)
-The Anchorage Daily News (interview with Tony)
Posted July 3, 2008 7:15 pm EST

July 1, 2008
Josh and Justin were interviewed for AP Podcast #20 (Alternative Press magazine). You can download the podcast on AP's website, or using iTunes.
Posted July 1, 2008 4:44 pm EST

June 25, 2008
MCS has been confirmed to be playing the Real Big Deal Festival on September 13, 2008. The Real Big Deal is a music, camping, and arts festival that takes place at the Alachua County Fairgrounds in Gainesville, FL. Tickets will go on sale July 7 at Drive-By Truckers, Mates of State, and Straylight Run are among the other confirmed bands, check out the festival's website for more information and details.
Posted June 25, 2008 1:00 pm EST

June 24, 2008
Summer of Music will be offering mp3s, videos, and more by MCS and other artists. To get these items you use My Coke Rewards points that you redeem on It looks like MCS's bundle includes the song and video for "It Had To Be You" plus some extras like icons and wallpapers. Go check it out!
Posted June 24, 2008 11:08 am EST

June 17, 2008
Winnie Jaing sent me some photos taken at the last day of the Honda Civic tour this past Saturday. Check them out!

Also check out this interview that Rehearsal Space did with the band recently. You can view it in high quality on their website, or view the YouTube video below.

Posted June 17, 2008 11:19 pm EST

June 11, 2008
I probably should have posted this sooner, but just incase they haven't gotten 200 people yet you should check out this news item on if you want to go to the taping for the DeepRockDrive concert tonight!
Posted June 11, 2008 1:43 pm EST

Just a reminder that Motion City Soundtrack will be participating in a free, live concert tonight online at The concert is at 7pm PST/10pm EST worldwide, so if you are in another country you might want to check what date/time it will be in your timezone using a converter (follow that link). Head to to sign up for your free ticket before the concert!

Posted June 11, 2008 9:27 am EST

June 10, 2008
An e-mail was just sent to MCS's e-mail list with confirmation of the dates they will be on Warped Tour. Good news-- they are actually going to be playing the last few days as well! I don't know why did not post the full dates, but these are the dates that they will be on according to MCS.

29 Jul Pittsburgh, PA
30 Jul Cincinnati, OH
31 Jul Noblesville, IN
01 Aug Milwaukee, WI
02 Aug Tinley Park, IL
03 Aug Shakopee, MN
05 Aug Saskatoon, SK
06 Aug Calgary, AB
08 Aug Nampa, ID
09 Aug George, WA
10 Aug St. Helens, OR
13 Aug Fresno, CA
14 Aug Chula Vista, CA
15 Aug Mountain View, CA
16 Aug Marysville, CA
17 Aug Carson, CA
Posted June 10, 2008 6:40 pm EST

June 7, 2008
For a while now we've known MCS was going to be on Warped Tour for a few shows, now the dates are finally posted on They will be on the tour July 29-August 9, and August 13. See the city and venue information below and check out for information about what other bands are on the lineup for the shows.

7/29: Pittsburgh, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake
7/30: Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Amphitheatre
7/31: Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/01: Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheater
8/02: Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/03: Shakopee, MN - Canterbury Park
8/05: Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
8/06: Calgary, AB - Race City Speedway
8/08: Nampa, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheatre
8/09: George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
8/13: Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
Posted June 7, 2008 12:04 pm EST

May 30, 2008
You can meet Motion City Soundtrack at the Red Cross Music Saves Lives blood drive in Council Bluffs, IA this Saturday May 31st from 12pm-6pm at the Mall of the Bluffs. MCS will be signing at 5:00pm. Visit for more information.

And as a side note, I am going on vacation for a week, so I won't be able to update this site. If there's any news sorry that I won't be here to report it, but feel free to reply with a comment if you see anything newsworthy to tell others!

And since I won't be here, happy birthday to Jesse on June 3 =)
Posted May 30, 2008 1:38 pm EST

May 29, 2008
Someone sent in this review and pics from the Milwaukee, WI show at the Eagles Ballroom on 5/25. Enjoy!

Photo of Motion City Soundtrack at the Eagles Ballroom Photo of Motion City Soundtrack at the Eagles Ballroom

As soon as the lights went out in the Eagles Ballroom at the Rave in Milwaukee, WI, the crowd gave a roaring chant of "MCS, MCS." Justin Pierre and the band opened with My Favorite Accident, which left the ballroom audience yearning for more. Motion City Soundtrack played extraordinarily well from keyboarding, to guitar riffs, and upbeat drumming. Justin's powerful vocals from the beginning of the show until the end left an impact on the audience to want to see them whenever they come back to Milwaukee. Motion City is always a solid performance, so go out and buy a ticket!

Photos and story written by Ryan Schubert.
A special thanks to Sonia at the Stunt Company.
Posted May 29, 2008 11:04 pm EST

May 26, 2008
Happy Birthday to Justin Pierre today! =)
Posted May 26, 2008 4:27 pm EST

May 23, 2008
Join Motion City Soundtrack for a Pepsi Free Concert Series LIVE global online performance at on Wednesday, June 11th at 7pm PST/10pm EST. The concert will stream online worldwide! You'll be able to interact with the while they perform. Go to right now to sign up for your free ticket!
Posted May 23, 2008 1:07 pm EST

May 17, 2008
Jesse recently launched a website for his new project/business, Fifty Fifty Limited. You can read his blogs about it over at He hasn't outright said exactly what it will be, so keep checking out his site for more details!
Posted May 17, 2008 5:44 pm EST

May 12, 2008
MCS has just posted some new summer tour dates for July, some dates will be going on pre-sale tomorrow (username: motion, password: soundtrack).

Fargo, ND - The Venue At Playmaker's
w/ The Spill Canvas, Sing It Loud

Billings, MT - Bones Brewing
w/ The Spill Canvas, Sing It Loud

Spokane, WA - The Big Easy
w/ The Spill Canvas, Sing It Loud

Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
w/ The Spill Canvas, Sing It Loud

Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Theatre
w/ The Spill Canvas, Sing It Loud

Sioux Falls, SD - Ramkota Exhibit Hall
w/ The Spill Canvas, Sing It Loud

Duluth, MN - Grandmas Sports Garden
w/ The Spill Canvas, Sing It Loud

Green Bay, WI - Riverside Ballroom
w/ Sing It Loud

Traverse City, MI - Streeters
w/ Sing It Loud

See the tour dates page for more information.
Posted May 12, 2008 7:39 pm EST

May 10, 2008
Metromix New York has some photos from one of the New York Civic Tour shows (May 7). Go check them out!

And if you took any pictures at any show that you'd like to donate to the gallery, please send them in! E-mail me at and include which show they are from.
Posted May 10, 2008 10:46 am EST

May 6, 2008
The acoustic tracks are available today on iTunes. If you're doing a search, they don't come up as an album, you need to click on Even If It Kills Me (Bonus Track Version) and they are listed as bonus tracks which you can purchase individually if you already have the album.
Posted May 6, 2008 8:37 pm EST

May 1, 2008
I went to the show in DC last night, here's the setlist (seems like they have been pretty much playing this setlist the whole tour).

My Favorite Accident
Make Out Kids
Fell In Love Without You
It Had To Be You
Everything Is Alright
Attractive Today
Last Night
This Is For Real
Broken Heart
Time Turned Fragile
The Future Freaks Me Out

Also, next Thursday (May 8) you can log onto MTV's Virtual Backstage Pass at 3pm ET/12pm PT to meet Justin and Jesse at Club O.N. I am guessing this is some kind of virtual meet and greet.
Posted May 1, 2008 8:59 am EST

April 30, 2008 has a stream up of the acoustic version of Fell In Love Without You, that is coming out with the acoustic EP on May 6th. Go have a listen!
Posted April 30, 2008 8:23 am EST

April 24, 2008
A recent e-mail to the MCS e-mail list mentioned that their first ever acoustic EP will be coming out on May 6th exclusively on iTunes. It can be purchased bundled with Even If It Kills Me for $11.99, or you can just purchase the songs individually.

The tracklisting is:
Fell In Love Without You
It Had To Be You
Broken Heart
Can't Finish What You Started
Point Of Extinction
Posted April 24, 2008 2:37 pm EST

April 21, 2008
Here is the setlist from the Austin, TX show on Saturday (thanks to Anna for it).

My Favorite Accident
Make Out Kids
Fell In Love Without You
It Had To Be You
Everything Is Alright
Attractive Today
Last Night
This Is For Real
Broken Heart
Time Turned Fragile
The Future Freaks Me Out
Posted April 21, 2008 12:12 pm EST

April 12, 2008
There's a review and photos from the April 10th show at The Warfield in San Francisco at Go check it out! To see the photos, click where it says "Additional Photos".
Posted April 12, 2008 7:48 pm EST

According to the band The Lives of Famous Men, they will be playing two shows with Motion City Soundtrack in Alaska in July:

July 10, 2008: Anchorage, AK - Chilkoot Charlie's (21+)
July 11, 2008: Anchorage, AK - Club Millennium

If I find any information on those shows and tickets I will post it.

And the Honda Civic Tour kicked off this week, send in pictures or the setlist if you get it to! Please only send the setlist if it is in the right order. All of the reviews and pictures I have seen so far online have been for the headliners, Panic at the Disco, so it would be nice to see some MCS stuff from this tour!

Posted April 12, 2008 11:59 am EST

April 7, 2008
The following new dates have been added to the Honda Civic Tour.

April 27, 2008: Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend (on sale now at, $35)
May 21, 2008: Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room (on sale now at, $36)

Due to the tornado damages at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, the Atlanta shows have changed venue and will now be at Masquerade Music Park on April 26 at 7:00 pm for one night instead of two. Tickets for the April 26th AND April 27th shows at the Tabernacle will be honored at the new venue.

Lastly, here's a review of the MCS concert at NMSU this past weekend.
Posted April 7, 2008 1:30 pm EST

April 3, 2008
Motion City Soundtrack will be playing a free in store acoustic performance at 3pm on Saturday, April 12 at Loserkids in San Marcos, CA. Get there early and get in line since this is free! There will also be a special edition Loserkids MCS t-shirt available at the store.

For more information, see and the Loserkids MySpace page.

Loserkids is located at:
Nordahl Marketplace (Next to Guitar Center)
711 Center Drive
Suite 103
San Marcos, CA 92069

Phone: (760) 747-5677
Posted April 3, 2008 11:36 am EST

There is a short article in the Las-Cruces Sun News with Matt that came out yesterday... go check it out! MCS will be playing in Las Cruces, NM on Saturday.

Posted April 3, 2008 10:49 am EST

March 26, 2008
A new date has been added for the Civic Tour for 5/28 in Des Moines, IA at the Val Air Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now at for $32.50.
Posted March 26, 2008 12:57 pm EST

March 18, 2008
The video for "It Had To Be You" will make it's TRL debut on MTV today. Tune in at 3:30 pm EST/PST! Also, make sure you vote for the video after the show!

Also, two new tour dates have been added:

4/05/08 Las Cruces, NM - Pan American Center (New Mexico State Univeristy)
Tickets:, $22

4/08/08 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
With: Paper Rival, Halos
Tickets:, $17 in advance/ $20 at the door
Posted March 18, 2008 10:16 am EST

February 29, 2008
According to a blog on the Warped Tour Reporters MySpace page, MCS will be on this year's Warped Tour from July 29-August 17. They have not been confirmed officially on the Warped Tour website yet though, so just take this as an unofficial confirmation I guess.
Posted February 29, 2008 11:28 am EST

February 25, 2008
Motion City Soundtrack was officially confirmed for the Bamboozle festival this weekend. They will be playing on Sunday, May 4 (the whole Civic Tour lineup is playing). Check out for all the details and ticket information.
Posted February 25, 2008 11:11 am EST

February 15, 2008
At the Mexico and Hawaii shows Justin performed a version of The Conversation with a guitar instead of piano, just thought some of you might be interested in seeing it. Head to YouTube to check out the video.
Posted February 15, 2008 4:05 pm EST

February 12, 2008
MCS's page on was updated today with all the new tour dates. Go there and vote for songs! I don't know if the band is planning to use it to factor into what they play or anything, but it's worth voting incase :)

Posted February 12, 2008 10:11 pm EST

February 11, 2008
You can now watch some behind the scenes footage of the making of the It Had To Be You video on Breaking The Video at Go check it out!
Posted February 11, 2008 1:54 pm EST

You can now watch the video for It Had To Be You at

So what do you think? I think Lauren and MCS did a great job.

Posted February 11, 2008 9:22 am EST

February 9, 2008
According to, the video for "It Had To Be You" will be premiering on Monday, February 11th. This is the video that MCS had a contest for in conjunction with mtvU's "Best Film On Campus: Breaking The Video". Lauren Simpson, a student from Texas A&M was chosen as the winner. The video will premiere Monday on mtvU, mtvU’s "My Shot With...", and

Also, there is a video interview with Justin with footage from his performance at Sundance up at

Thanks Shrodes for sending this in :)

Posted February 9, 2008 8:09 pm EST

February 4, 2008
There's a new setlist site that was recently put up at You can go there and submit setlists if you happen to write them down or get one at a show, it's like the Concert Archive section of this site, but it's for any band/concert. Go check it out and add some setlists!

Posted February 4, 2008 10:07 am EST

January 29, 2008
The Honda Civic Tour presale will start tomorrow in many cities, you can go ahead and register at and you will get your own unique password to use.
Posted January 29, 2008 10:13 pm EST

Some shows on the Honda Civic Tour will have a presale through Nokia Ticket Rush at This week's password is song. New York, Chicago, and Minnesota are already listed on the site with presales for 2/1.

Posted January 29, 2008 8:32 pm EST

For Honda Civic Tour presale tickets from Panic at the Disco, go to their presale ticketing site, and enter the username panic and password disco. There are also VIP tickets available in this presale with perks for $30 more each ticket. Many cities go on sale today. See the site for all details.

There are also presales for many shows starting tomorrow on Check the tour section for some links to those. I do not know the password information for those yet or if it has been sent out, if someone does let me know.

Posted January 29, 2008 3:24 pm EST

January 24, 2008
The dates for the Honda Civic Tour have been released. Check out the press release. The tour will feature headliners Panic at the Disco and support from Motion City Soundtrack, Phantom Planet, and the Hush Sound. Pre sale tickets will be available beginning January 30 at

I'll be updating the tour page throughout the day with all the dates and information. Yay!

2008 Honda Civic Tour Dates
April 10, 2008: San Francisco, CA - Warfield
April 12, 2008: San Diego, CA - Soma
April 13, 2008: Phoenix, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
April 15, 2008: Oklahoma City, OK - Brady Theatre
April 17, 2008: Ruston, LA - Thomas Assembly Center at Louisiana Tech
April 18, 2008: Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
April 19, 2008: Austin, TX - Stubb's BBQ
April 20, 2008: Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
April 22, 2008: Tampa, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
April 23, 2008: Miami, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre
April 24, 2008: Orlando, FL - House of Blues Orlando
April 26, 2008: Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
April 29, 2008: Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues Myrtle Beach
April 30, 2008: Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
May 2, 2008: Orono, ME - Alfond Arena at the University of Maine
May 3, 2008: Troy, NY - RPI Field House
May 6, 2008: Rochester, NY - Gordon Fieldhouse - Rochester Institute of Technology
May 7, 2008: New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
May 9, 2008: Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier
May 10, 2008: Wallingford, CT - Chevrolet Theatre
May 11, 2008: Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
May 13, 2008: Montreal, QC - Metropolis
May 14, 2008: Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
May 16, 2008: Cleveland, OH - Tower City Amphitheatre
May 17, 2008: Columbus, OH - PromoWest-Outdoor (LCPavilion)
May 18, 2008: Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Murat Centre
May 20, 2008: Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Theatre
May 23, 2008: Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
May 25, 2008: Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
May 27, 2008: Minneapolis, MN - Myth
May 30, 2008: St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
May 31, 2008: Omaha, NE - Westfair Amphitheatre
June 1, 2008: Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
June 3, 2008: Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium
June 4, 2008: Salt Lake City, UT - Salt Air Theatre
June 6, 2008: Vancouver, BC - PNE Forum
June 7, 2008: Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
June 8, 2008: Portland, OR - Portland Exposition Center
June 13, 2008: Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
June 14, 2008: Anaheim, CA - The Theater at the Honda Center
Posted January 24, 2008 1:15 pm EST

January 23, 2008
Justin has written a lengthy journal entry about his experiences at the Sundance Film Festival. You can read it at the official MCS site. You can see some pictures and videos from the Fuse stuff on the Sauce's website.
Posted January 23, 2008 2:23 pm EST

January 22, 2008
There haven't been any shows in a month, but on Sunday Justin performed acoustic at the Sundance Film Festival Music Cafe in Park City, Utah. Here's a couple of videos from YouTube of him performing. The first is Broken Heart and the second is Point of Extinction.
Posted January 22, 2008 1:05 am EST

January 14, 2008
2 more of Jesse's moogs have been put up for sale on eBay. Check the listings out at the links below.

- Moog 1
- Moog 2
- Moog 3

Posted January 14, 2008 11:50 am EST

January 10, 2008
Motion City Soundtrack will be supporting Panic At The Disco for the 2008 Honda Civic Tour, according to an article on The tour will kick off on April 10 at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, CA and end June 14 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. A full list of dates and support acts will be released in early February when tickets go on sale. The tour will mainly hit theaters and scaled-down arenas in the United States and Canada and tickets will be priced between $25 and $35.
Posted January 10, 2008 12:19 pm EST

PopZap! has posted an interview with Tony in which he discusses Even if it Kills Me, file sharing, and the possibilities of doing studio work. You can check out the interview on their website.

Also, one of Jesse's moogs is for sale on eBay. The item number is 270202313879 if you're interested. Even if you don't play it is a collector's item! (thanks Kate for this news)

Posted January 10, 2008 9:10 am EST

January 9, 2008
Motion City Soundtrack is on the cover of the new issue of the UK magazine Big Cheese magazine (January 2008). There is also a page-long interview inside and you can see the cover below. Check out their site at to order a copy!

Big Cheese Magazine, January 2008 cover
Posted January 9, 2008 1:18 pm EST

January 5, 2008
Happy New Year everyone :)

Good news for those of you in Australia... two more shows have been added! The information is below, it comes from Cartel's MySpace page.

Monday, February 25, 2008
Sydney, AUS
The Metro
with: Cartel, Sugarcult, Mae

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Canberra, AUS
Australian National University
with: Cartel, Sugarcult, Mae

I'll post ticket information if I find it.

In other news, Justin updated us on the "Antonia" project a few days ago and mentioned that is was on hold (thanks Katie):
"the antonia project has been put on hold. heidi, my partner in crime, has had a family emergency and needed to drop out at the last minute. we still have plans to fulfill the project in the future but the exact date/dates are to be determined. the only upside to this is that i can now focus on the make-a-wish project in it's entirety and maybe move into the place i've been living in for the last 2 years."

You can read all the blog entries at the official MCS site in the journal section. His most recent blog says that he is looking for film students in Minnesota interested in documenting the process of making his short film.
Posted January 5, 2008 12:30 pm EST

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